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Idea Box

Friday, July 06, 2018
Danville Library

The Idea Box is here!  It will occasionally wake up and take children's ideas for the library.  Watch as your idea winds its way through the course and castle and see how the box lights up with your bright idea! 

Supported in part by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library Book Annex Sale

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pleasant Hill Library
New Book Sales, New Location! 
Find great deals on books of all kinds and support your library at the same time. These book sales will be held in the book nook annex in the quiet room. All profits support special events and book purchases for your Pleasant Hill Library. 
Book Nook Annex sales are held every Tuesday 5:30 - 8, Wednesday 11-1, and Friday 10:30-1:30.
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Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Pleasant Hill Library
Discover the world of words with your child through songs, movement, and simple stories. Ideal for ages 0-5. All children welcome.
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Storytime and Play Date for Children Ages 0-3

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Pittsburg Library
Enjoy bounces, songs, stories and more with your little one. After the storytime, you are welcome to stay and play with early literacy toys at the library. Please, no more than two children per lap; there will be a lot of caregiver/child interaction, so large groups are not a good fit for this storytime.
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Lunch at the Crockett Library

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Crockett Library
The Crockett Library is providing free healthy lunches for children and teens 18 and under throughout the summer! Food is available from 12pm to 1pm.
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Children's Storytime

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Antioch Libraries - GenOn Gateway Center for Learning (Prewett)
Short board and picture books, rhymes, bounces, tickles, songs, movement activities, and fingerplays for infants and toddlers. Lots of interaction with parents/caregivers and children. Lasts approximately 20-25 minutes. After storytime Stay + Play with our collection of building toys. Best for infants and children to age 3+.
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Summer Lunch @the Library

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Pittsburg Library
Library
Kids can get FREE lunch at the library this summer! The library is partnering with the Pittsburg School District to offer free lunches to children and teens ages 1-18.  Lunch will be served Tuesday-Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. June 12-August 3.  Lunches will be held in the Library's Meeting room except for June 12, June 28, and July 10.  On those days, we will picnic outside.  There will be no lunch on Wednesday, July 4.
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East Bay Parks Presents: Reptiles and Amphibians

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Crockett Library
Come to the Crockett Library for a presentation from East Bay Regional Parks to learn about reptiles and amphibians, and meet some real reptiles and amphibians - maybe even a real live snake!
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Storytime

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Pleasant Hill Library
Discover the world of words with your child through songs, movement, and simple stories. Ideal for ages 0-5. All children welcome.
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Game On!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
San Pablo Library
Bring your friends and get your game on at the library! Chess instructor Nicholas Petroni, from the West Coast Chess Alliance, will be providing lessons! We have a wide variety of board games and card games! For grades K-12. All abilities welcome! For special accommodations, please contact the Library with 72 hours notice.
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Mobile Farmers' Market

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
San Pablo Library
Find fresh fruit and vegetables grown by local California Farmers. GET UP TO $20 IN FREE FRUITS & VEGETABLES IF YOU RECEIVE CALFRESH (SNAP), WIC, SSI, SSDI, OR MEDI-CAL!This program is sponsored by the City of San Pablo and Fresh Approach.
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Computer Skills Class

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Antioch Libraries - GenOn Gateway Center for Learning (Prewett)
Drop in and receive assistance from our staff on how to format your Word document, how to open an email account, and other computer questions you may have. 
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Mindfulness Meditation

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pinole Library
Free Mindfulness Meditation sessions include lightly-led meditation practice (Vipassana) with instructor Wendy Beckerman, and brief discussion in a supportive community. Drop in anytime. All levels of experience welcome.
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Teens: Make Magnets & Buttons

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Orinda Library
Group Study Room A

Make buttons for yourself or buttons for your friends. Make some magnets too! Bring in your own picture or cut out some images from magazines to make unique creations. 

 


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Summer Reading Carnival at Dougherty Station Library

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Ramon Libraries - Dougherty Station
Games, prizes, surprises, all kinds of fun at Dougherty Station Library's annual carnival. Everyone is welcome!
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WeFixIT Coding & Computer Training

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
San Pablo Library
Program Room
WeFixIT is a service oriented organization that provides coding and computer training. Learn about the Raspberry Pi, Scratch and Python coding. No registration required. Get introduced to tomorrow's technology today at the San Pablo Library!
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Friends of the Crockett Library Book Sale

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Crockett Library
Support the Crockett Library by purchasing books. The Friends of the Crockett Library supports the library by funding programs throughout the year.
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Lafayette Summer FamilyFest 2018

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Community Hall

Join us for some fun family-oriented entertainment and activities as we celebrate our Summer Reading Festival. Reading Takes you Everywhere!  Free Event, open to all ages.

We'll have a fun filled morning and afternoon planned for you.  Summer "Carnival style" fun - bubbles, games, balloon animals, prizes and old fashioned fun!

COMMUNITY HALL:

11:15am -  Join us for an exciting Vaudeville Show put on by puppets!  The Fratello Marionettes will be joining us for a very special performance!

12:30 - A special performance by the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society Youth  Group

1:30pm - Magic & Comedy Show with Rudy A.

OUTDOOR PLAZA: (12:00 - 1:30)

Giant Bubbles, Vintage Video Games, Simple Carnival style games of skill and chance.

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English Conversation Group

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
San Pablo Library
Join us for a free weekly class to help you improve your skill in speaking and understanding English. Fun and informative lessons in a group of all skill levels. No registration required.
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Saturday Family Storytime - Portuguese

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Homework Center
Join us the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month as we listen to stories and sing songs in Portuguese! This special family story time is presented by volunteers from Projeto Contadores de Estórias and is great for children and their families. All ages and abilities are welcome.
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Drop-in Tech Help

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Library
Need help navigating your computer and tech devices? Drop in for help from knowledgeable teen volunteers!
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Lego at the Library

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pinole Library
Kids of all ages and the young at heart are welcome to drop in and play with Lego blocks. Creations will be displayed at the front of the library for one week!
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Hercules Library Knitting Group

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Hercules Library
Looking to spend a pleasant Saturday afternoon with great company, good conversation, and creative ideas? Then gather up your knitting needles, crochet hooks, looms, and yarn and join the Hercules Library knitting group. All skill levels welcome! For ages 11 and up.
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Lego Creators Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Library
Pleasant Hill Public Meeting Room
Drop in to our weekly meet-up of creative builders. Make anything you choose with our HUGE collection of bricks. Advanced builders can invent and program their own robots with our Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits. New themes and challenges every Saturday.
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